The Illinois Valley Youth Choir challenges each child to expand their musical knowledge. Weekly rehearsals emphasize the development of musicianship and vocal technique while performing a wide variety of high quality musical literature. The children develop healthy vocal habits, confidence, self-discipline and a deeper understanding of music

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Choir registration and voice checks are held every September and January. Notice of registration will be distributed through the schools.


The Illinois Valley Youth Choir depends on its committed supporters to run smoothly. There are many opportunities to help throughout the year.

Contact Us

Have Questions? Feel free to contact us.. we would love to hear from you and help in any way possible. You can reach the choir manager, Kathleen DiLuciano at 815-343-1407 or

Winter Concert Sunday, December 3 at 4 PM - 5 PM

Mathiessen Auditorium at LaSalle-Peru High School (entrance at the corner of 6th & Chartres Streets)

All members are required to attend registration and have their voices checked each fall for placement in the choir. The choir is open to children in grades 3-8 who demonstrate the necessary singing skills. Boys must have unchanged voices. January Registration is held for new members who wish to join mid-year as well as current members who are requested to re-audition by the choir directors. Rehearsals are held each Tuesday throughout the school year from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. in the Peru Parkside Choral Room. Most singers spend several years in this choir developing basic singing skills and musicianship.

Choir News and Events

Illinois Valley Youth Choir shared Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra's post.

We are very excited to be performing at The Nutcracker this year.

Choir Parents: Information was sent home last week. Please confirm if your child will be performing with us.
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Fast approaching!! C’mon! Let’s have more likes. This production is awesome! This orchestra, the dancers, and IV Youth Choir .... well worth your time and effort. You will not regret seeing thi...

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Choir Parents: Dress Check is Nov. 21st during regular rehearsal. (At our new location: First Congregational Church in Peru)

Please send your child in the complete uniform to make this process run very smooth for our parent volunteers. Your child will also be fitted for a vest and bow tie for the concert.

P.S. Rehearsals are going great! We can’t wait to make you proud. 🎼❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Illinois Valley Youth Choir is at First Congregational Church of Peru.

Choir Parents: Several reminders went home last night, please check both sides of the notes.

Starting next Tuesday, Nov. 14, the choir have a new location for rehearsals.

We will rehearse at First Congregational Church of Peru,
1431 4th St., Peru for the remainder of this semester and the spring semester.

We are very excited and look forward to our new home! 🎼❤️🎼❤️
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